Alternative Fuels

Eni using algae to capture carbon dioxide

The Italian oil and gas major has developed an industrial-scale pilot plant using algae to capture CO2 and is looking at scaling up the project The Italian oil and gas major has developed an industrial-scale pilot plant using algae to capture CO2 and is looking at scaling up the project.
By Silvia Favasuli 19 October 2017 0 28037
Eni's carbon capture and utilisation project. Eni's carbon capture and utilisation project. (Eni)

Italian oil and gas company Eni is running the first carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) project aimed at capturing carbon dioxide emissions on an industrial scale using algae. Filomena Castaldo, Eni project manager, spoke to Interfax Natural Gas Daily to explain the technology’s potential.

A photo of Filomena Castaldo, Eni project manager.Filomena Castaldo, Eni project manager (Eni)

Interfax Natural Gas Daily: How does the technology work and how was it developed?

Filomena Castaldo: We use a technology developed and patented by an Austrian...